Research News

Thu
Apr
28
UW-Madison’s Laura Minero has been selected as an awardee in the Ford Foundation's 2016 Predoctoral Fellowship Competition. This award provides financial support for three years and the opportunity to participate in the Conference of Ford Fellows. Minero, a second-year Ph.D. student with the Department of Counseling Psychology, plans to use this funding to develop a mixed-method study that assesses the role and influence of U.S. detention centers on undocumented transgender individuals’ mental health and wellness.
Wed
Apr
27
UW-Madison’s Aydin Bal is the co-editor of a recently published book titled, "Learning from Difference: Comparative Accounts of Multicultural Education." According to the book’s abstract, this publication analyzes "the experiences of multicultural education in nine very different international settings, uncovering insights from a vast variety of educational contexts." Bal is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, and a researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. It also is edited by Joseph Lo Bianco.
Tue
Apr
26
UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan and Martha Alibali presented at a conference in Washington, D.C., earlier this month titled, “Bringing Cognitive Science Research to the Classroom.” The conference hosted a number of prominent scholars, practitioners, and educational policy scholars to address ways to connect cognitive science research and mathematics educational practices and curriculum design. Nathan is the director of the Center on Education and Work and is a professor of the learning sciences with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked departments ofEducational Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction.
Tue
Apr
26
The work of UW-Madison’s Nick Hillman was recently highlighted in an article published in the Edwardsville (Ill.) Intelligencer headlined, “Location means a lot for college enrollments.” The article looks at a study recently co-authored by Hillman titled, “Education Deserts: The Continued Significance of ‘Place’ in the Twenty-First Century.” Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He also is an affiliate of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE).
Fri
Apr
22
When science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) doctoral students participate in teaching development programs, their skills, confidence and interest in teaching undergraduates increase, according to a just-completed study funded by the National Science Foundation.
Thu
Apr
21
UW-Madison’s Elizabeth Larson helped secure a grant for Madison's Elvehjem Elementary School titled, “Active Classroom Engagement (ACE).” This project ­–- which is being supported by a $25,000 grant from the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools -– is designed to create movement-permissive classrooms to accommodate students’ natural need to be more active.
Mon
Apr
18
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman recently co-authored a blog post for the Brookings Institution's website titled, “Where you live rather than what you know? The problem with education deserts." The post, for Brookings' The Brown Center Chalkboard blog, explores how geography affects educational equity and opportunity.
Sat
Apr
16
A book co-authored by UW-Madison’s Clifton Conrad was translated into Chinese and re-published by the Peking University Press. The book, originally published in 1993, is titled, “A Silent Success: Master's Education in the United States.” Conrad is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and a faculty member in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He is also an affiliate of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE).
Thu
Apr
14
UW-Madison's Shufang Sun is the recipient of a 2016 Global Health Institute Grant. Sun is currently a doctoral student with the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology. The grant will fund $5,000 toward her project of collecting data in China focusing on men who have sex with men, and specifically issues related to HIV and sexually transmissible infections. The grant is awarded by UW-Madison's Global Health Institute.
Wed
Apr
13
UW-Madison’s Walter P. Parrish III will serve as a graduate research associate at the American Council on Education, Center for Policy Research and Strategy, beginning in May. He will work on projects that relate to post-traditional learners, minority-serving institutions, affirmative action and institutional capacity. Parrish is a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and is a research associate with Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB).
Tue
Apr
12
UW-Madison alumnus Raul Leon recently received the Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Award. This honor is the highest award given to a faculty member at Eastern Michigan University. It recognizes recipients for a distinguished contribution in one of three categories: teaching, research or service. Leon is receiving the 2015 Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Award for Research. Leon received his Ph.D. from UW-Madison's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2010, with a focus on higher education administration.
Thu
Apr
07
Researchers with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology received funding through a new UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative designed to jump-start innovative interdisciplinary projects across the UW-Madison campus. Led by principal investigator Gary Diffee, the project is titled, “Human Exercise Research Core Facility to Serve the Broader Campus.” It’s one of just 14 projects chosen from 134 submitted proposals.
Wed
Apr
06
UW-Madison’s Mindi Thompson was selected to deliver the “Best in Science Address” for the Society of Counseling Psychology at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado, this summer. Thompson, an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology, will give a presentation on Aug. 6 titled, “Social Class: Interrogating its Meaning and Considering Future Directions.”
Tue
Apr
05
UW-Madison’s Linn Posey-Maddox will be receiving an Outstanding Reviewer award at the American Educational Research Association’s Annual Meeting that's running April 8–12 in Washington, D.C. Posey-Maddox is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. She is receiving this recognition as a top reviewer for the American Educational Research Journal’s Section on Social and Institutional Analysis.
Mon
Apr
04
UW-Madison’s School of Education has published its annual “2016 AERA Presentation Guide.” Faculty, staff and students from UW-Madison and across the University of Wisconsin System are participating in more than 200 events at this year's American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting April 8 to 12 in Washington, D.C.
Fri
Apr
01
UW-Madison’s Brittany Travers is receiving a 2015 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award, the foundation announced in a news release on April 1. Travers will use her funding for a project titled, “Beyond the Cerebrum: Multimodal Imaging of the Brainstem in Autism Spectrum Disorder." Travers is a faculty member with the occupational therapy program in the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology. She also heads the Motor and Brain Development Lab at UW-Madison’s Waisman Center.
Tue
Mar
29
Li-Ching Ho, a faculty member with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is receiving a Vilas Faculty Early Career Investigator Award from UW-Madison. This award provides flexible research funds in the amount of $100,000 over two academic years. Li-Ching will use this funding to conduct a qualitative study that aims to investigate Singapore and Philippine teachers’ and students’ conceptualizations of environmental citizenship, which is an under-researched area.
Tue
Mar
29
UW-Madison’s Maxwell Courtright has been invited to participate in an undergraduate student training workshop April 8-10 that’s part of the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. This will be Courtright’s second time taking part in this AERA event. He is a communications disorders major through the School of Education and also is pursuing an educational policy studies certificate through the School. He has also worked with Kimber Wilkerson’s research group. Wilkerson is a professor of special education with the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.
Mon
Mar
28
An article earlier this month by UW-Madison's Kathy Cramer appeared in the Capital Times and was headlined, “Wisconsin's rural consciousness: Exploring a place-based sense of injustice.” Cramer is a political science professor and director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is administratively housed in the School of Education. The article is excerpted from the first three chapters of Cramer's, “The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker,” published by The University of Chicago Press in April.
Tue
Mar
22
UW-Madison’s Gail Lori Prasad will be receiving the Leithwood Award, which recognizes the Thesis of the Year at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Prasad is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She earned her Ph.D. in 2015 from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). Her work was recognized by OISE for its research excellence, significance, concept, design, and execution.